Welcome to the world of Bertram Fiddle. This game is played in two parts – I had the opportunity to play Part 1 and since playing this, I will be going ahead and getting the second part.
Bertram Fiddle is a Victorian Adventurer stuck in a rut since he returned home from his last adventure as no new adventures had come up for him to partake in. That is until you bump into a mysterious man who runs off with a holdall you were holding. (Trying to minimise spoilers.)
This is where an adventure starts. You search the areas you go into for clues and aids to help you solve mysteries towards finding the mysterious man. As you go through different areas, you must do certain things to progress through the story. This might mean picking up tools or equipment to aid you in your quest to open the next area or to gain information from the town folk.
Bertram Fiddle is a very interesting game with its tongue and cheek point and-click genre. As you travel through different areas clicking on various objects to admire and gain information on. Most of it does not play a part of the games progression but it does make it more interesting to see what Bertram will say. There were times that he would say something quite witty and amusing. However, some objects you interact with can be used to gain information from someone else.
The backdrop of this game is based in Old London around the year Sherlock Holmes was doing his discoveries. Funnily enough you get to meet him. The simplistic and creative art design of the characters in this game and hilarious due to their weird looks. They all have funny noses.
The Adventures of Bertram
The game offers some low-key puzzles which aren't particularly hard and a great storyline with some funny interactions with NPC's. The only thing I did find a bit off putting is there are two sections in the game where you have to do a mini-racing game. One is you chasing the mysterious person and the other you're getting chased. During these sections you must dodge and weave obstacles in your way until you reach the end point. For me, they could have put something else into this part instead of a mini-racing game.
- Tongue-n-cheek humour
- Breathe of fresh air to the Point-click genre
- Amusing art design
- Mini-racing game should be replaced
- Game should not be done in two parts
- Too short
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